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  • 20 years in business
  • 723 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer L.
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Albert did a phenomenal job with my wedding video! He was also a delight to work with! He was so patient and worked ever so hard (my wedding was a 12 hour event!) I think the hardest part for him was editing the video and making sure all the highlights I wanted were included in my video. He did not disappoint! I got every clip I wanted, and he incorporated all my favorite music and did everything I had requested. It's been a year since my wedding and recently watched the video again and all the best memories were captured! Thank you Albert for being the most responsive, patient person to work with and developing a quality wedding video that my husband and I (and now our daughter) will always enjoy!!!!

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Lawrence Gerald
4.8
from 165 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 270 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nicholas S.
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Lawrence was the photographer for our wedding, and we were thoroughly impressed with the job he did. From start to finish, Lawrence brought his obvious skill in, and passion for, photography. In addition, he went above and beyond our expectations, scouting the wedding location in advance to gauge the lighting, doing a fantastic job with the wedding, and even putting together a slide show with music after the event. For any wedding, you want someone who you can trust will do a great job, and Lawrence delivered. Highly recommended!

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Michael Keel Photography
4.9
from 150 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 313 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Chani L.
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We hired Michael Keel as our photographer for our wedding on May 20, 2017. Michael takes amazing photos and we really enjoyed working with him. There were a few hiccups, but nothing major, and we would recommend him as a wedding photographer. To recap our experience, we hired Michael through Thumbtack. He was very responsive to messages and offered a great price. He was great at showing us his portfolio and diversity of photos. Once we hired him, he took a bit longer to respond to emails, but it was not a problem. When trying to schedule our engagement photos, he had limited availability and we had to drive two hours to the area where he was located. It was not a problem, because the area is very beautiful, but this was not disclosed prior to us hiring him. He sent two sample photos from our session before we even returned home and the engagement photos turned out beautifully. As the wedding day approached, I sent multiple timelines and photo requests. He did not receive all of these for some reason, but it all worked out. All of the requested photos were not taken the day of the wedding, but we did send a relatively long list and he got quite a few of what we wanted. Due to time constraints, we did not get any photos of the guys getting ready and not a large variation of the bridal party, but the shots we did get were wonderful. Michael had stated prior to us hiring him that he would go to our venue prior to our wedding day or come earlier than scheduled the day of to scope out great places for photos. Neither of these happened, but he did find good places for photos. Michael has a very relaxed demeanor and is very easy to get along with. He is personable and we enjoyed working with him. He sent us our wedding photos very quickly (within 4 weeks) through Dropbox. Our Dropbox was not large enough to accept all of the photos, so we requested the USB drive of them that he stated he sends and he sent it right away. Some of the photos required minimal cropping (one bridesmaid is fixing her hair in the back of all of the groomsmen pictures and in another picture, a guest is breastfeeding her baby as I walked down the aisle of our outdoor wedding), but it was not something we could not fix. Overall, we were happy with our decision to hire Michael as our photographer. Great price and personality. We would recommend him to others looking for a wedding photographer.

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Sparks Photography
4.9
from 135 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 191 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Cliff B.
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Thomas did a great job capturing our wedding at Wine & Roses in Lodi! Very professional and friendly person. He was never in the way or distracting like I have seen with other wedding photographers and yet he was still able to take so many amazing and memorable photos. Thank you!

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Sheila O'Keefe Photography
4.9
from 112 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 220 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ana E.
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Sheila is not only a talented photographer but also very professional. She is very communicative and was a pleasure to work with. She was a joy to have around during the wedding day and was honestly a "fly on the wall" unlike other wedding photographers who are too "in it". The pictures she takes are beautiful and extremely well priced. I would not hesitate to work with her again. I actually look forward to it.

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Jeff Rumans Photography
5.0
from 85 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 158 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sally P.
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Jeff is a very creative photographer who comes up with great ideas for photos! He is enjoyable to work with and easily goes with flow even when the unexpected comes up at a wedding. We have beautiful wedding photos and videos and we loved working with him! Thank You Jeff!

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  • 7 years in business
  • 101 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Urvashi K.
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We had our pre wedding photoshoot done by Diane and it was a great experience. We were visiting SF for a few days and were wondering if we will be able to capture the essence of the place in the photoshoot, but Diane drove us to the most beautiful places in the city and clicked lifelong memories. We had some pictures clicked with our friends as well and they came out really well. Diane was very flexible and it was fun spending the entire day with her. She made us really comfortable and helped us all along the photoshoot. I will highly recommend her to couples for their wedding and prewedding photoshoots.

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North Point Photography
5.0
from 60 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 92 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Don S.
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We are so happy we found Eric as our wedding photographer. He was such a pleasure to work with. He was on time but we weren't ready yet. He was so patient and able to work around us. He really knows his craft and has a great eye. He can easily see a great photo opportunity and go with it. We appreciate his professionalism and attention to detail. We are very happy with our photos. Outstanding! We highly recommend Eric and his staff for any big event. Our wedding photos are beautiful. Thank you Eric!

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Cheshiredave Creative
4.9
from 59 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 84 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ashley G.
Verified review

If you’ve been waiting for “that one review” to really prove that Oaktown Boudoir is the way to go- don’t wait anymore! Cheshire Isaacs is a true exemplar of all that a professional boudoir photographer should strive to be. He is open and receptive to his client’s ideas without losing focus. He is honest and genuine without ever being insensitive. He is incredibly professional without ever being stuffy. The Bay Area is filled with Boudoir Photographers, so I guess the best way to write a proper review is to outline what exactly my own (popular) concerns were and how Cheshire proved triumphant! 1. Will I be comfortable? As a young woman, I was a little concerned about being erotically photographed by a man. Having been through a shoot, it’s obvious that Cheshire cares- from his personally designed music playlists (made in the interest of making the experience as comfortable as possible) to his handmade cheese and cracker platters. He continually went above and beyond for my session and I admire his passion, enthusiasm, and dedication. It shows in both his beautiful work and the long-lasting relationships he has with his clients. He spoke about his wife and daughter frequently, something that showed me his appreciation and respect for women, immediately putting me at ease. 2. Can his studio fit more than one “style” of photoshoot? Cheshire’s studio is open, bright, and filled with possibilities. He can transform the space to fit, I kid you not, any personality and style. In a matter of minutes (just enough time to refill a wine glass), his studio can go from a brightly lit angelic state to a dark, sexy, and sultry one. He mentioned having custom-designed the space alongside his wife, something that told me just how invested he was in the style and overall vibe of his studio. For my images in particular, I knew that I wanted little editing and wanted the images to be as “real” as possible. Somehow Cheshire still made it look like I was a model and knew exactly how to manipulate each pose to accentuate all the good and cleverly soften all the bad (without photoshop). 3. Will I get my money’s worth? Whichever amount of time you decide to book Cheshire for, know that not a minute will be wasted. He knows how to get down to business and not waste time while simultaneously not rushing through any poses. This guy was sweating as he climbed up and down ladders, moved heavy couches and bed sets, and adjusted lights. His hard work pays off in the beauty of his finished products! His experience in the field is obvious in the way he can quickly evaluate a pose and make small nuanced changes in position to get a desired look. I am but a poor college student and Cheshire’s prices were definitely better than most photographers around. He could easily charge three times as much for his services and would still be the deal of a lifetime. 4. Will my images be published? Cheshire was very thorough and attentive when listening to what I was comfortable with. He assured me that no images would be posted without explicit approval. In the end, his work was so beautiful that I would have been fine with it being printed on billboards and bus ads- really! 5. What about makeup? Cheshire notified me in one of our first correspondences that he had a partnership with a makeup artist, Thuy, who would be on-site for a small fee. Let me tell you- Thuy is more than simply a makeup artist- she really does it all. Not only did she do an absolutely spectacular job with my makeup, but she was the ultimate hype-woman!!! She stayed for nearly the entire session for touch-ups, glamour, and enthusiastic words of support. The experience wouldn’t have been the same without her. Every person that sees the finished images says, “Wow, I wish I’d done something like this.” Don’t be that person! Don’t wait another day, don’t look for another review, don’t google “Boudoir Photographer” again. Oaktown Boudoir is that good. Doing a boudoir shoot is obviously a large lump sum of money to dedicate to something that isn’t necessarily “necessary,” but my experience with Oaktown Boudoir is something that I will truly treasure for the rest of my life and always reflect on with a smile and a deep, deep appreciation for Cheshire Isaacs! He knows how to make a client feel like a friend, and that’s something you don’t come by often.

  • 3 years in business
  • 96 hires on Thumbtack
Ashley J.
Verified review

We used LuvlyProduction for our wedding photobooth in May 2018. I was impressed by their responsiveness and their desire to make sure we had a good experience working with them. Our guests really enjoyed the props and enclosed photobooth!!! I had no complaints from our coordinator about setup or teardown. Would not hesitate to book again :)

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  • 14 years in business
  • 102 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rae K.
Verified review

Daryl was a joy to have as our wedding photographer. He was calm and engaging when getting groups to pose. He seemed to be everywhere, always taking pictures. He made us all feel special, beautiful...handsome. We feel very lucky that we made the decision to hire Daryl and recommend his services to all.

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  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Miranti O.
Verified review

I've hired many photographers in the past for various events such as wedding, corporate parties and other events and William J Simpson trumps all of them by far! I knew I would enjoy his artistic take on photography and I love his eye for great moments and angles. Who knew it would take a first birthday party to finally find the right photographer! :) He was very punctual, responded quickly to my emails, and such a joy to work with during the event. Professional and personal at the same time. You won't regret hiring him for your next project or event. I know I'll be coming back to him for future events!

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UP Logic Media
5.0
from 31 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Janice Y.
Verified review

I hired Donald to shoot a wedding reception, and he did a great job. The video quality was excellent, and he was very timely with the final product. No complaints. Thanks again

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  • 9 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Oscar S.
Verified review

Pleasure working for such a top-notch professional photographer!

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Kept In Time Photography
4.9
from 29 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jennifer R.
Verified review

Planning a wedding is stressful enough, but not knowing what the results are from the vendors you choose can bring the plans to a standstill. That's where I was before finding Jenn on thumbtack. When she replied to my photography request it was not the estimate that made up my mind; it was the fact that she answered my call! After the first two minutes speaking with her, I knew I found my photographer. Jenn was very upfront with what I could expect from her for the price she was offering. There was nothing that she didn't cover in terms of her contract, the deposit, and the final product. I liked Jenn from the very first moment I spoke with her. Every step of the way she worked with me either by telephone or email. I was fortunate enough that our schedules allowed for a site visit where we had the opportunity to meet in person prior to the big day. Jenn brought her camera and took some "test" shots that she posted on her blog. All I can say is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!! Now I was excited for the wedding day! September 3rd finally arrived and I am still bragging to anyone willing to listen about my awesome photographers. Jenn and Shannon were truly a dream to work with. They are super relaxed and not worried about the "perfect picture" but photographing the perfect moment. Jenn and Shannon let my hubby and I call all the shots as far as who and where. Our families were a bit difficult to gather at times, and I worried this could irritate the photographers; not Jenn and Shannon! They made sure that we did not miss our sunset photos and always asked our thoughts on their creative visions. Every once in awhile, Jenn would give me a sneak peek at an amazing shot she just captured! I loved that about her. Anyone thinking of hiring Kept in Time Photography by Jenn & Shannon Mormon will not be disappointed. Their photos are stunning and they are two of the nicest people to work with. I am more than satisfied with the entire experience and will be using them for all future photography needs. Highly recommended by a very happy Bride!!

Ananda Rochita Photography
4.8
from 28 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Lindsey C.
Verified review

Ananda was amazing!! I was running so behind on my wedding day and she was patient and still made sure to get all the poses and group photos. She made it happen as quick as possible and even posted a few sneak peak photos a few days after the wedding.. which obviously I can’t wait to see how the rest turned out! I would recommend her to anyone lookin for a wedding photographer! She super friendly and gets the job done!!

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  • 1 year in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rose Y.
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John was a dream to work with. He really does do everything he can to give you the most value. He is an excellent, capable, and sweet-natured photographer! If you're lucky enough that he's available when you need him, go for it! You'll be glad you did.

Ivan Duran Photography
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Murali S.
Verified review

Ivan is one of the most innovative and creative photographers out there today. He has a wide variety of equipments to give you a complete experience and constantly keeps upgrading them to be on par with today’s technology. From model photography to wedding photography, he’s very knowledgeable in capturing the right moments. Definitely the photographer you should look out for!

  • 3 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Anna M.
Verified review

Rucha did our engagement photo shoot a couple months back, and she did an outstanding job! We've received many compliments on the photos (lighting, posing, composition). We are excited to have Rucha do our wedding photos in April!

Ann Bassette Productions
4.7
from 15 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Nicole M.
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Annie filmed and took photos for my Parent's 50th wedding anniversary and everything came out spectacular! She was very affordable, friendly, professional, and prompt. We got our photos right away and she did a wonderful job editing and putting together the video footage of such a special day. I highly recommend her.

Lighthouse Asset Photo
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Cindy L.
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Loved working with TC, she is a consummate professional, did our photos, delivered beautiful photos EARLY and we were super pleased. We would not hesitate to give her our best recommendations to anyone needing wedding photography!

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Need an Engagement Photographer

San Francisco, CA

  • Photo shoot location
    Other (Beach and ship)
  • Total budget, including services and images
    $250 - $500
  • Details
    We don't think we are photogenic and around same height
  • $237.5
    Average price

Need a Wedding Photographer on July 3, 2013

Oakland, CA

  • Photo needs
    Wedding preparation (e.g. getting ready), Wedding reception
  • Details
    We are only looking to have some photos before the ceremony and the dinner reception.
  • $375
    Average price

Need a Photographer for a Wedding Anniversary

Vallejo, CA

  • Photo needs
    Wedding ceremony, Wedding reception, Family photos
  • Details
    It's for my grandparents 50th wedding anniversary. We would need you to photograph the ceremony and the reception, 2pm-10pm. We don't need any print, I am a photographer myself but since it's my family party I need to be in these picture, not taking them. All we need is someone who can take pictures during the event and I can edit them if necessary.
  • $1200
    Average price
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